I was inspired to try and find this place after hearing Skolnick talk about it in his Warcraft Less Traveled podcast, episode number 2.
This wasn’t too difficult to find. It seems that Blizzard has “fixed” the quirk that allowed players to access the inside of the crater itself, so I wasn’t able to get in. But, I still got to see a lot of cool stuff that was mentioned in the podcast. The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on November 2, 2010.
Later, after the Cataclysm Expansion was released, I went back to the Azshara Crater to see what, if anything, had changed.
Here are some screenshots of the ruins in the area.
Here is what appears to be a path for Horde players.
There is a big tower here.
You can climb up the tower. There is a ramp.
Partway up the tower.
A few views from the top.
There are some drums, fires, and a cave entrance.
On the other side, there is what seems like a path for Alliance players.
There is a tower here, but you cannot climb it.
There is also a cave entrance here.
Each of the two cave entrances lead nowhere. This is what the inside of the caves look like.
At the end of the Warcraft Less Traveled episode about the Azshara Crater, Skolnick says something to the effect that the area would change after Cataclysm. He was right! It looks strip-mined now. The screenshot you see above was taken on January 8, 2012.